Episode 96: NYCC 2016 Wrap Up!

Episode 96: NYCC 2016 Wrap Up!

Hey guys!

We’re back, and only slightly worse for wear, from four glorious and fun-filled days at  New York Comic Con! Naturally it only makes sense that we do a full on wrap up.

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 96: NYCC 2016 Wrap Up!) HERE, in archives. OR now we are on iTunes, so you can now download us directly on to your listening device of choice!

Below you can find links to some BONUS links because we love you all that much!:

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A Geek’s Guide to Surviving Not Being at SDCC 2015…

A Geek’s Guide to Surviving Not Being at SDCC 2015…

The interweb is all a buzz with awesome events and happenings at San Diego Comic Con! Unfortunately not all of us are, for various reasons, able to to attend the Promised Land. Just because you are not at SDCC, doesn’t mean you can’t still have some geektastic fun this weekend. So, what’s a geek to do? Click below for some fun suggestions.

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Random Musings on Once Upon A Time Ep 4.18 “Heart of Gold”

Random Musings on Once Upon A Time Ep 4.18 “Heart of Gold”

This episode finally saw the return of Robin Hood, Maid Marian, adorable little Roland and, shockingly, Zelena. Yes. You read that correctly. Zelena, the Wicked Witch and evil half-sister everyone loves to hate. And how can you not love her when she’s played so delightfully by Rebecca Mader? Read on to see what random thoughts came up during the show…

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A Sleepy Hollow-een Afternoon

A Sleepy Hollow-een Afternoon

Halloween is probably my favorite holiday, I mean come on it is a holiday which sanctions the over abundance of candy, pumpkin flavored goodies AND getting to play dress up, what’s not to love? I am personally celebrating what I like to call “Hallo-week” b/c why should Halloween only last a day. It was almost by accident that I happened to see the notice for FOX’s Sleepy Hollow-een, many thanks to Orlando Jones for putting out the tweet that jolted me into action. Click below for more.

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. At Paley Fest NYC 2014

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. At Paley Fest NYC 2014

Last night, Cate and I were fortunate enough to attend the Marvel Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel at Paley Fest NYC. While, we can’t go into to great of detail, because the Marvel Mouse is a scary thing…click below to read a little more about what we got to experience.

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Episode 56: NYCC Prep!!!

Episode 56: NYCC Prep!!!

You can listen to the most recent episode of our show, (Episode 55: premieres, Premieres, PREMIERES!!) HERE, in archives. OR now we are on iTunes, so you can now download us directly on to your listening device of choice! (We do apologize for the occasional echoing, EM is shaking fists at Blogtalk today.)

This week’s show was a little different, since NYCC is less then a week away (SQWEE!) we took this episode to discussed tips & tricks for surviving the con.

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An Evening With David Duchovny: Schooling The Future Of Media

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When Em and I made the very snap decision to put in for tickets to ‘Down and Dirty With David Duchovny’ back in February we had no idea what to expect. Having never gone to what some people were referring to a ‘cencom event’, we thought we were in for an evening of DD talking about ‘Californication’. Which was perfectly fine even though neither of us have watched a minute of the show. What we weren’t prepared for was to be as educated and interested as we were.

David said, while still answering interviewer questions, that he wanted his talk to be informative about the industry and how to get into the industry. He asked that all questions be directed toward that end and there were a lot of interesting questions asked (more on those in a moment). He talked about how he came to acting considering he has a Masters in English Lit, the struggles he faced when trying to shoot his own indie film and what it is that makes acting a job sometimes. He talked about writing and his own struggles with the craft and found the words to encourage the ’24 year olds’ in the audience, even when saying he was not the one for giving advice.

I have to admit, I leaned a lot about David Duchovny tonight that I didn’t know. He is articulate, funny, interesting and passionate in his own way about the film industry, like so many actor/directors/writers are. I just hadn’t been paying attention before tonight. He genuinely wanted to convey to everyone in that room that he, at ‘our age’, needed to hear some things that he was going to say. He encouraged the actors in the room to not sell themselves short and believe in all the work they put forward. That can translate to any facet of the film industry, IMO. Being a struggling makeup/wardrobe chick myself, these were words I needed to hear.

David started out wanting to write and got into acting by not saying no to the little things along the road. He encouraged everyone in that room to go outside their comfort zone. If you’re a writer, step in front of the camera and give it a try. When it came time for the audience to ask some questions, there were a lot of very intelligent and interesting questions asked. David answered question for 45 minutes before the moderator said there was only time for a few more. David insisted we had time for everyone. Stand up guy, David Duchovny.

By the end of it, David had talked for two hours straight which astonished us. We expected an hour of ‘Californication’ not two hours of ‘this is how I did it, now you try’. Overall, The School Of Visual Arts put on a lovely talk. We throughly enjoyed our evening and would love to return to another Cencom event.

To find out more about the evening’s talk and for further Cencom events visit http://www.cencom.org.